Orange County’s Credit Union creates new leadership position advancing its risk management division

Santa Ana-based Credit Union Appoints New Chief Risk Officer to Guide Regulatory Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management

SANTA ANA, CA (September 8, 2022)Orange County’s Credit Union, a Santa Ana-based financial services provider with more than 120,000 Members, has added a new position to its leadership team and is pleased to announce the promotion of Fabiana Burkett to Chief Risk Officer. Burkett brings more than 20 years of experience in credit union regulatory compliance and risk management.

As the newly appointed Chief Risk Officer, Burkett will work to collaborate and create solutions for Orange County’s Credit Union’s community. Burkett will focus on risk management, vendor management, regulatory compliance, business resumption, and loss prevention. She will also oversee day-to-day operational risk management functions and serve as a corporate partner for leaders across the Credit Union. By promoting Burkett, Orange County’s Credit Union continues to enhance its approach to risk management while preserving the safety and soundness of the Credit Union over the long term.

“Fabiana has been with us for over a year and has consistently proven to be a collaborative and solutions-driven leader, bringing over 20 years of experience in credit union regulatory compliance and risk management,” said, Lucy Ito Interim CEO of Orange County’s Credit Union. “In her new role, Burkett will drive a strong focus on aligning an effective risk management framework with our Credit Union’s strategic growth plan. She is a wonderful example of our strong commitment to talent development and succession planning, and we’re confident she will excel in her new role.”

Within the last decade, numerous outlets have recognized Burkett, including the Credit Union National Association, Credit Union Management, and American Banker. Burkett held several leadership roles in financial services organizations before joining Orange County’s Credit Union, including Xceed Financial Federal Credit Union and Kinecta Federal Credit Union. She has also received certification as Chief Executive from CUES, Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert, Credit Union Compliance Expert, and Credit Union Development Educator. Burkett earned her Doctor of Law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil. Burkett previously served as Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management for Orange County’s Credit Union.

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About Orange County’s Credit Union

Orange County’s Credit Union is a Santa Ana-based financial services provider established in 1938 with more than 130,000 Members and over $2.5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial services provider, Orange County’s Credit Union is owned by Members, not shareholders, which means its profits are returned to Members in the form of fewer fees, lower loan rates, and enhanced products and services. Orange County’s Credit Union is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to support the challenges faced by low-income families and communities, and offers a full range of financial services to Members, including checking and savings, mobile banking, and retirement accounts, as well as auto, small business, and home loans with zero-percent down and three-percent down options. Ranked in the top three percent of credit unions nationwide based on assets, Orange County’s Credit Union offers Membership to anyone who lives or works in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information, visit Orange County’s Credit Union’s website at or call (888) 354-6228.


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